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(CNN)   Perfect-game-throwing Little Leaguer may have been a ringer   ( divider line
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3049 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Aug 2001 at 7:35 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-28 07:42:38 AM  
2001-08-28 07:51:13 AM  
This should be labeled as obvious. This kid is 12 years old and is bigger than most 16 year olds.
2001-08-28 08:42:08 AM  
That's sad.
2001-08-28 08:50:47 AM  
It doesn't matter if you win or lose; it's how you play the game. Play to win. This disgusts me.
2001-08-28 09:13:10 AM  
I was at my Grandparents and caught some of the games (what is it with Seniors and Little League World Series? I seem to remember my Grandmother on the other side also watching it....anyway.), and the announcers (who couldn't call their way out of a paper bag) mentioned that they'd seen the kids birth certificate or some such. But given the announcers, this might not have been true.
2001-08-28 09:29:01 AM  
Where is the link?
2001-08-28 09:30:31 AM  
Yeah, the team brought his birth certificate with him because they were afraid he would be accused of "fudging" his age. His mom supposedly couldn't get a visa into the country to watch the kid because she didn't have his birth certificate. Probably coz dad took it, and made another, slightly different version just weeks before bringing him to the Bronx to become a sensation.
2001-08-28 10:09:16 AM  
The Yankee's will sign this kid. Steinbrenner's yelling at George right now. "George, round up this little brown kid. I want him rooming with Clemens by next week."
2001-08-28 10:12:47 AM  
who cares?
I mean really, it's kids playing baseball. whooopty-dooooo
2001-08-28 10:24:12 AM  
little league parents take this shiat TOO SERIOUSLY.
2001-08-28 10:42:06 AM  
I don't know... when I played little league (actually it was babe ruth) I was 12 and there were definitely a few kids who were at least 5' 8", and several kids threw fastballs in the 70's. One kid was like 5' 8" and probably 175 lbs solid muscle, kid had fuzz on his face and hit a home run like every time he was at bat... but they were all born in the US and most were white and no one checked their birth certificates. I don't think it is so hard to believe the kid is 12... most of these people are jealous because like Sgamer said these parents take this shiat WAY too seriously.. i mean c'mon $10,000 to hire a PI? get a farking life
2001-08-28 10:50:05 AM  
a reporter outsnoops professional private investigators

best 10 grand ever spent
2001-08-28 11:56:23 AM  
What was the real give-away was all the razor blade and chewing tobacco endorsements the "kid" has already been signed up for!!!
2001-08-28 12:40:25 PM  
"Who cares" "Little league parents take this shiats TOO SERIOUSLY"

Ok I think there is a bit of a differance between some LL mom/dad cussing out an ump cause he called their baby out, or someone elses baby safe and this. If the kid is above age than there is definatly something very wrong. Think about what you were like in 6th and 7th grade. Now think about what you were like entering Highschool. There are mage changes in maturity level and physical changes. Not to mention hes going against some 9-10 year olds. Some 9 year old just missed out on being a hero to his mommy and daddy because someone else lied. Nice life lesson. Though I have to say the coach and the players of the Oceanside team took their loss after the missed bag much more maturly than the parents did. "You get a bad call and you live with it"

As for who cares, I'm sure all the Little Leagers in that torunament care that some near high school age kid was the only thing stopping them from going to Japan.
2001-08-28 02:11:49 PM  
Yeah, whats the big deal? The bronx team was only using a freshman in high school against 6th graders. George is probably already on the phone telling the agents to sign him right when he turns 18, which now became 2 years sooner.

Still, it is only little league. I don't care how many parents were involved, 10 grand is a lot of money. I was suprised at how civilized the parents were from Oceanside were when the kid missed 2nd base. Sounds like those NY parents would have gone down to the field and had the ump arrested or something if they were in that situation.
2001-08-28 02:58:16 PM  
His mom's only 28???
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